Skip to main content

Changes to the Australian content and children’s television standards - consultation 35/2020

We’re consulting on draft new standards for Australian content and children’s television programs.

Status
Open
Consultation number
IFC 35/2020
Closing in 9 days (07 December 2020)
In progress

Key documents

The issue

On 30 September 2020, the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts announced a package of new measures to support Australian content on all screens and reflect the new ways that Australians access and consume content in a digital media environment.

These measures include changes to the obligations on commercial television licensees under the Australian Content Standard and Children’s Television Standards.

The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts has directed us to revoke and remake the Australian Content Standard and Children’s Television Standards, so that the new rules take effect on 1 January 2021.

The ACMA must comply with the minister’s direction.

Have your say

We welcome comment from interested stakeholders on implementation issues raised by the draft standards, including how the issues might be resolved, and suggestions for streamlining and improving the clarity of the obligations detailed in the draft standards.

Submissions are due by 7 December 2020. Due to the tight timeframe for implementation, extensions will not be granted.

Publication of submissions

Read about the ACMA’s policy regarding the publication of submissions

Back to top
FEEDBACK